Ruby Hack Night

Hey all,

We are hosting a hack night the first Tuesday of every month here at the Influitive office. The idea behind this event is to get new and experienced Ruby developers to connect, find interesting projects to work on, and show off cool things they found over the course of the night.

Each hack night, anyone who wants to lead a project can write their idea on the whiteboard, and spend 5-10 minutes describing what they want to work on. Anyone attending can join up with any of the leaders, and we'll break into 4-5 groups each working on a cool, interesting problem.

Here's the structure we'll be working with for each Hack Night:

  • 6:30 - 7:00 - Leaders present their ideas for projects to work on
  • 7:00 - 9:30 - Break into groups, work on projects
  • 9:30 - 10:00 - Each group takes 5-10 minutes to present what they worked on and interesting things they learned or discovered.

We're going to focus on teaming up newer Ruby developers with more experienced devs. Developers of any skill level are welcome to attend.

If you're interested in leading a project, come in with your ideas and be ready to describe why you think it would be a cool learning opportunity for Ruby developers.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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  • Oz N.

    Are absolute beginners welcome? I've been working with html+css for a while but I literally started learning Ruby yesterday :) I would love to come in and just watch and learn though, if that is possible. I would not want to be a member of a team simply because I don't want to be a deadweight, but if it's a spectating sport, I'm there! (I'll probably pick some people's brains at some point to get tips on how best to go about learning ruby as well, but that is mostly besides the point)

    March 27, 2013

    • Arturo

      Everybody is welcome, even people who are beginning to consider learning Ruby

      1 · March 28, 2013

    • Steve B.

      I'm in the same boat as Oz, I hope spectating combined with lots of affirmations ("Nice string method, you're such a boss") will suffice.

      April 1, 2013

  • Gavin C.

    I'm a beginner, so please take care of me well :).

    March 31, 2013

  • Arturo

    time to get rubinitis

    March 27, 2013

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Our Sponsors

  • theScore

    theScore is providing us a venue and food for our Hack nights

  • Nulogy

    Hosting our Tech Talk night

  • Remarkable Labs

    Remarkable Labs is providing the brigade financial assistance

  • Ryatta Group

    David Andrews is providing the workshop series at our Hack nights

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